Abacus is introducing a new industrial joystick featuring a USB interface, offering a responsive, accurate and easy-to-integrate control interface to the growing number of Microsoft Windows and Windows Embedded applications in this environment. The joystick allows industrial systems developers to easily and simply offer operators a user interface that is as intuitive and easy to use as that of popular computer games.
The CH Products IP Desktop USB joystick readily integrates with any software application recognising joystick inputs via Microsoft's DirectX. It provides fingertip control via a three-axis hall-effect joystick with two buttons on top. The housing offers an additional ten programmable buttons. The joystick is self-centring, and the housing is made of high-impact, glass-filled nylon for maximum durability.
Abacus also offers CH Products' IP Desktop Software, an optional utility that creates a joystick-mouse combination device and allows users to toggle between the devices at the press of a button. The software also creates a fourth joystick axis, 'R'. IP Desktop Software is designed to work with Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.
Abacus claims to be Europe's most successful Authorised Microsoft Embedded Distributor. Abacus Embedded is a pan-European centre of excellence for embedded computing based around Microsoft Embedded Operating Systems. Qualified through Microsoft's own Belt Training Programme, the 25-strong Abacus Embedded team in Europe includes knowledgeable local representation backed by a highly trained technical specialists. This specialist operating system expertise is supplemented with the display and embedded computing expertise of one of Europe's biggest display specialists, Trident, and the wireless communication technology of TDC, all accessed through a single point of contact.